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Access to Health Services

Access to health services is about more than just health insurance.  Understanding the public health care system and having a primary care provider are key components of the access to health services story.  Access to comprehensive, quality health care services is important for promoting and maintaining health, preventing and managing disease, reducing unnecessary disability and premature death, and achieving health equity.1


Progress Toward Target

*Figures shown are a mix of counts, percentages, rates, and ratios. Click the Objective statement for more information about the corresponding measure.

Exceeding Target
At/Making progress toward Target
Not progressing toward Target
Negative progression toward Target

Final Assessment

One of three Access to Health Services targets was achieved by 2020.

The target was achieved for health insurance coverage among persons under age 19 years.

Targets were not achieved for:

  • Health insurance coverage for all persons under age 65 years
  • Primary care provider


For more information, please refer to these resources:


  1. Access to Health Services. Healthy People 2020. 10/8/20.

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